Project Manager, Engineering Salary

Engineering Project Managers usually earn approximately $85K per year in the United States, but Apple Computer, Inc offers a significantly higher median of $169K. Engineering Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks at Schlumberger ($133K), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc ($123K), and Lockheed Martin Corp ($120K). The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$57,558 - $124,248
(Median)
$58K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,865
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$18.94 - $62.54
(Median)
$19
$35
$63
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,558 - $124,248  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,265  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $11,652  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,727  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$57,049 - $132,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 6,980
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.94 - $62.54  
   
Overtime
$24.16 - $65.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,265  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,727  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $11,652  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$57,049 - $132,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 804
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Job Description for Project Manager, Engineering

  • Ensure conformity with safety regulations and promote a culture of best practices.
  • Prepare cost proposals and maintain financial records.
  • Lead a team of engineers and produce detailed product development plans.
  • Translate customer requirements into product strategy.

Common Career Paths for Project Manager, Engineering


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Engineering Project Managers do not often transition into VP of Engineering roles. The role averages $154K per year. With an annual salary of $116K, Engineering Senior Project Manager is the most common role for Engineering Project Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Civil Engineer role — which usually pays $60K — is also typical for Engineering Project Managers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Project Manager, Engineering


Engineering Project Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Product Development, Budget Management, Contractor Management, and Microsoft Project are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 6 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel. Most people skilled in Engineering Design are similarly competent in Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, Engineering

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Engineering Project Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $69K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $84K. Engineering Project Managers bring in $96K after working for 10 to 20 years. Engineering Project Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $109K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Engineering Project Managers will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 26 percent. Engineering Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+15 percent), Boston (+5 percent), Denver (+4 percent), and Pittsburgh (+3 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Cincinnati. Charlotte and Chicago are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 6 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively.

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What is it like working as a Project Manager, Engineering?

Project Manager, Engineering in New York:
"It Is 60% Scheduling, 20% Client Relations And 20% Technical."
Pros: The best things about my job are the environment which is very open and friendly. It is in midtown Manhattan, ideal location. The clients all have technical backgrounds so even if there is something you don't know or can't remember, someone will enlighten you. Engineering is very important to know because it allows you to work within teams from other departments as well since our work ethic is regarded highly. I am able to go from location to location to conduct some of my work, which breaks the monotony of going into the office every time.
Cons: There are a lot of limitations to project scopes. There are some actions that can be done, but company policy dictates that it shouldn't, so you end up discussing with clients for long periods of time trying to find a reason that would satisfy them. A lot of scheduling will overlap, but you still need to maintain the budget and timeline.

Project Manager, Engineering in Sedro-Woolley:
"Challenging."
Pros: It's mentally challenging and always new. Every project is different and there is no opportunity to become bored.
Cons: It can be stressful constantly having new things thrown at you.

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Experience Affects Project Manager, Engineering Salaries



National Average
$87,000



Skills That Affect Project Manager, Engineering Salaries




Microsoft Project
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Technical Analysis
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Project Management
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Engineering Design
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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National Average
$87,000

Design
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Job Scheduling
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1516 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 8%
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